Bodog to apply for UK gambling licence

According to the Guardian newspaper, the online gambling company Bodog are applying for a UK operating licence.

Founder and face of the Bodog brand, Calvin Ayre, told the newspaper in an interview that a UK licence, should it be granted, would not necessarily be used to take UK bets – they can already do that.

Bodog, which operates out of Antigua, is probably the most well-known company that continue to take bets from the US, despite the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) that effectively banned online gambling in America.

To be given the licence that Bodog has applied for, the company will have to pass a “fit and proper test” carried out by the Gambling Commission.

Should the licence be granted, Bodog will undoubtedly begin to flex their considerbale muscles across Europe and hope to emulate the successes they have achieved elsewhere.

Editor, - 2008-02-08 10:55:16

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